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PlayStation Store Update (01-27-15)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for January 27, 2015. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users now can get to killing zombies in the highly anticipated Dying Light.

PlayStation 3 users now now enjoy Madden NFL 15 Super Bowl Edition (also available for PS4) just in time for the big game on Sunday. PlayStation Vita users now have access to the updated version of the classic Grim Fandango Remastered (Cross buy with PS4). There is also a very large sale this week which includes games for all 3 platforms.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and then are given discounts on extra content the rest of the month. 

‘Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’ Update 2.5 Trailer Will Make FF Fans Drool

FF14_Befoere_The_FallFinal Fantasy XIV may have had a rocky launch when it was released a few years ago but that’s nothing but a distant and faded memory now. Released for well over a year, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has shaped to be a stellar MMORPG that was able to correct the errors of FF14 and effectively reboot the tale on PC, PS3, and PS4. Now Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn update 2.5 looks to finish out the story arc introduced in update 2.0 in an epic fashion that screams Final Fantasy.

Square Enix will release this saga in increments, starting with Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Update 2.5 Part I which went live on January 20th. Then sometime in late February, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Update 2.51 will become available, bringing with it the Golden Saucer (yes that one) that appropriately includes mini games like Triple Triad, Cactuars, and Chocobo racing. Finally Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Update 2.5 Part II, which includes the ‘Keeper of the Lake’ dungeon, will make its debut sometime in late March.

After the jump, an epic 10 minute trailer awaits you which I highly recommend watching. Also recommended is a credit card in hard as you’ll surely be buying this game after watching the trailer.

PlayStation Store Update (01-20-15)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for January 20, 2015. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now take advantage of  the updated version of Saints Row IV Re-Elected, the intriguing Ironclad Tactics, and Motorcyle Club (also available on PlayStation 3).

PlayStation 3 users now have access to an updated version of the original survival horror game Resident Evil along with Best of Arcade Games (also available for Vita). PlayStation Vita users now have access to the fantastic, Atlus published RPG  Citizens of Earth (also available on PlayStation 4). There is also a very large sale this week which includes games for all 3 platforms along with classics from the PSP, PS1, and PS2 library.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and then are given discounts on extra content the rest of the month. PlayStation Plus users get discounts on Citizens of Earth and Ironclad Tactics.

‘PlayStation Now’ Heads To Samsung TVs

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One of the oddest things to see at CES 2015 was PlayStation Now running on Samsung televisions. For those unfamiliar, PlayStation Now is the gaming streaming app from Sony where you can play PS3 games without needing a console by either renting or subscribing to the service. Already available on PS3, PS4, and PS Vita, PlayStation Now continues to grow on the variety of platforms it’s offered on. Just at CES, Sony announced their new lineup of Blu-ray players which support PlayStation Now. Think about it, a Blu-ray player that not only plays your physical media like DVD/Blu-ray, but one that can stream from many services including Netflix, Hulu, and now game via PlayStation Now.

While bringing the service to the 2015 line of Sony 4K and HD televisions seems like a no brainer and one that Sony has done, coming to Samsung televisions is an entirely different thing.

PlayStation 20th Anniversary Sale!

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Sony is celebrating 20 EPIC years of gaming with a huge PlayStation 20th Anniversary sales which gives users 75% off on the following games read for more!

PlayStation Store Update (01-13-15)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for January 13, 2015. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now take advantage of the PlayStation Now Subcription Service which launches today.

PlayStation 3 users now have access to a few standalone Monopoly games and PlayStation Vita users can enjoy the new free-to-play game  Fat Princess: Piece of Cake. Users of all 3 systems can take advantage of massive sale commemorating PlayStation’s 20th Anniversary.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and then are given discounts on extra content the rest of the month. This week PlayStation Plus users receive an extra discounts on the 20th Anniversary Sale.

PlayStation Store Update (01-06-15)

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Happy New Year and welcome to the PlayStation Store update for January 6, 2015. We have a small, but great update this week packed full of new content and sales.

Beyond a sale involving Pinball Arcade content for all three platforms, the rest of the update this week revolves mainly around the new PlayStation Plus offerings for January. As you may know, PlayStation Plus users receive a minimum of 2 free games per platform each month and these offerings are changed on the first Tuesday. Some of the free titles this month include inFamous First Light for PlayStation 4 and the newly released Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Edition for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

Keep reading to see the entire PlayStation Store update for this week!

The New ‘PlayStation Now’ Subscription Program

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Sony’s premier game streaming service launches a subscription based program. Yes, you heard correctly. The big wigs at Sony haven’t ignored us gamers and what we have been asking for as they deliver a great experience at an affordable price. Continue reading to see all the games available, prices, and more. 

PlayStation has Released a Teaser Reel Showcasing Sony’s Big 2015 Releases

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Calling it 15 for ’15, PlayStation has released a teaser reel showcasing Sony’s big 2015 releases. Perhaps the big three are Bloodborne, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and The Order: 1886. The post on the EU PlayStation Blog also made mention of big third-party releases like Mortal Kombat X and Batman: Arkham Knight, as well as Indies like Soma and N++. The full list after the jump.

After the jump, the teaser reel and list of games await you.

PlayStation Store Flash Sale Extended Till Dec. 31st, Holiday Sale Till January 6th

PSN_Everything_Must_Go Unless you happened to be visiting another country with no internet connection during Christmas, you’ve probably heard that PSN and Xbox Live were down for 2-3 days with intermittent service. Thanks to a group of ‘hackers,’ both services were hit with DDoS attack which resulted in a interruption of service for gamers. Just prior to the attack taking place, Sony had launched a holiday and flash sale that was set to end today. The sale included a number of fantastic deals like:

  • Battlefield 4 (PS4) – $12.00
  • Destiny (PS4) – 44.99
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4) – $6.80
  • The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season (PS4) $6.25

Now, Sony has announced that the savings will continue with the Flash Sale extending till December 31st while the Holiday Sale will be live till January 6th. After the jump, we have the details of each sale which covers PS3, PS4, and PS Vita as well as TV shows and movies.

PSA: PSN Is Currently Down (updated)

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In case you’re wondering, your router didn’t just give out on you (so stop rebooting it!) and it’s not the friendly and ever so helpful folks at Time Warner or Comcast who are messing with you. The PlayStation Network is currently experiencing an outage, likely due to high traffic as people wind down for Christmas at home. The encouraging news is that at least a ton more people won’t have a PS4 tomorrow…. Oh wait… ok. Strap in boys and girls. This might be a rough few days if this is any indication. From Sony:

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PlayStation Store Update (12-23-14)

Psn-UpdateHappy Holidays and welcome to the PlayStation Store update for December 23, 2014. After a few unavoidable weeks away ,we are back with a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now complete their journey as the original Trine
is released for the system in an updated version entitled Trine Enchanted Edition.

Both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita users can now experience the amazing PlayStation 4 launch title Resogun and in a twist that makes it even better, Resogun is a 3-Way Cross Buy title meaning if you already own the game for PlayStation 4, you now own for the other systems as well.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and then are given discounts on extra content the rest of the month. This week PlayStation Plus users receive an extra discount in the final week of the PlayStation Store Holiday Sale.

Plex Comes to PS3 and PS4, Brings With It Media Streaming

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Your Christmas wishes may have just been answered early. Plex, the company behind the streaming server software for Mac and PC is finally bringing their app to PS3 and PS4. For those unfamiliar, Plex allows you to stream movies, TV shows, pictures, and music from your home computer to a number of devices which now include the PlayStation family. Once the free app is downloaded on your computer and PlayStation, little stands in the way of you streaming. Best of all, Plex handles all codecs on the computer, requiring little support from PS3 or PS4, including MKV files.

More after the jump.

PlayStation Home “Was a Massive Success”

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PlayStation Home has always been an odd feature on PS3. Partially an answer to Second-Life, the virtual world offered gamers a place to hangout, socialize, experience events, and new types of games. From avatars, to custom and decked out homes, PlayStation Home was the party to attend if it was your thing. While not a selling feature of the PS3, many gamers enjoyed the extended worlds from Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet, and Resistance which offered new places to explore and mini games to play for free. As the PS3 approaches year nine, the service will also bow out on March 31, 2015 and according to PlayStation’s former Home Architect Oscar Clark, it was a ‘massive success.

After the jump, we have his full thoughts.

‘Destiny: The Dark Below’ Exclusive PS3 & PS4 Content Detailed

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PlayStation fans are in for an extra treat when the Destiny: The Dark Below expansion goes live next week. Set to debut on the 9th, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 owners will get exclusive content which will likely last until Fall 2015 before arriving on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. After the jump, we have the details on the exclusive content Playstation owners can expect with Destiny: The Dark Below.

Bungie Brings Major Changes to Destiny’s Exotic Weapons

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Listen up you hardcore Destiny players, as this news probably affects you the most. Bungie has announced some major changes to Destiny’s exotic weapons. Specifically, they’re tweaking the power each weapon wields.

 Exotic Weapons are designed to look, feel, and sound overpowered. At the same time, they are not supposed to break the balance of the game. We hope these weapons challenge the way players think about their loadouts. Exotics will be a constant work in progress! 

Besides changing exotic weapons, there is a whole host of upgrades ranging from server side bug fixes to to ammo inventory, and crafting. After the jump, the full details await.

PlayStation Store Update (11-25-14)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for November 25, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now journey back to Prohibition in the unique Speakeasy and finally enjoy the immensely popular Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions (also available for PS3).

PlayStation 3 users now have access to the latest release from TellTales Games Tales from the Borderlands Episode 1- Zero Sum (also available for PS4)PlayStation Vita users get Pocket RPG and everyone on the network can take advantage of a sale on Co-op games.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and then are given discounts on extra content the rest of the month. This week PlayStation Plus users receive an extra discounts on cooperative games.